In mobster movies, family is everything – whether it’s blood relations or gangster relations, it’s both the thing that could keep you well-protected, or the thing that could get you unceremoniously whacked. In upcoming mob thriller The Birthday Cake, the net seems to be closing in on Gio, attending a get-together for the 10th anniversary of his father’s death and continuing the tradition of bringing along a cake baked by his mother. But, as you’ll see in this exclusive new clip – featuring Shiloh Fernandez as Gio, and also starring Vincent Pastore (aka The Sopranos’ Big Pussy) and the legendary Val Kilmer – it’s far from a warm reception, and there are secrets just waiting to tumble out.
The Birthday Cake is the feature debut of director Jimmy Giannopoulos, and elsewhere among its cast you’ll find Goodfellas and The Sopranos star Lorraine Bracco, You’s Penn Badgley, First Cow’s John Magaro, The OA’s Emory Cohen, William Fichtner, and Luis Guzmán. Oh, and the wan-and-obi Ewan McGregor is in there too.
Grab a slice of The Birthday Cake when it comes to UK cinemas on premium digital on 16 July.